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controller did a study and comparing muni to five other systems these cities included boston, seattle, new york, oakland and san jose or santa clara mta. they all had higher scores than muni. muni was on the bottom. we included bart. since they said other systems did it we decided to look at the systems in paris france. it took months to identify the right officials and in this case either the head of operations or the systems schedulinger all but one which was new york agreed to an extensive interview by two of us and per the rules we were not identified. nevertheless of the interviews as described in the report were significant. all transit systems it became clear had multiple systems that were similar and had challenges and all needed to deal with complex traffic, scheduling, and terrain problems uniquely their own, and yet as we had known the san francisco controller's survey had shown all had higher reliability and rider seaferz than muni and we determined that all systems use switchbacks they only did so in cases of equipment break down or emergencies except for one. one syst
of those i was the general manager in boston at there and i am aware of the operating practices there, and it's beston and pick the government center and the green line -- several lines go into the green line and trains frequently switched there. that is just one example. we also reached out after we saw the initial report that said that others did not do switchbacks. we reached out to other transit systems that we listed in our response that owls do switchbacks so again the same caveat. all of the other transit systems will tell you would they prefer not to do switchbacks? yes they would. in some cases, in the case of bart they have tracks and they can do other things but they also do switch backs and schedule them everyday as well, so in our view and base some of our personal experiences and discussions with others, other systems do use switch backs. >> okay. maybe i will ask the grand jury this as well, but from your point of view were these not jurisdictions communicating to them during the course of their investigation? >> i did not see that until the finding so we were brief
+.ó boston, wens iris or boy we are allvgá÷ san franciscans. some of us are natives, like my daughters.yothers are immigrante imcome babt and myself. over the next four years as5j san franciscans, we will all expend $25 billion. i would like to see that money used to make this wind and fog swept peninsula the best that it has ever been. $25 billion is an enormous fortune and in four years time that investment could find all of our citizens on the same page, and make san francisco the envy of the world. i support projects that we all favor, and will facilitate such projects if elected, rather than ill-conceived, divisive projects like the central subway or eight washington street. i pledge, if elected as your supervisor, to serve the entire four years in that office. will the 9q make that same pledttremember ty considered being appointed as the district attorney, and run unsuccessfully for mayor twice. will he run again in 2014 for the state assembly? the incumbent, if reelected, may be real estat replaced by an apd supervisor for half the next term. i find that unacceptable in our demo
into the project. whether we hailed fromv$dw beijing or e+.ó boston, wens iris or bombay we are allvgá÷ san franciscans. some of us are natives, like my daughters.y others are immigrants like the imcome babt and myself. over the next four years as5j san franciscans, we will all expend $25 billion. i would like to see that money used to make this wind and fog swept peninsula the best that it has ever been. $25 billion is an enormous fortune and in four years time that investment could find all of our citizens on the same page, and make san francisco the envy of the world. i support projects that we all favor, and will facilitate such projects if elected, rather than ill-conceived, divisive projects like the central subway or eight washington street. i pledge, if elected as your supervisor, to serve the entire four years in that office. will the 9q make that same pledtt remember that he has already considered being appointed as the district attorney, and run unsuccessfully for mayor twice. will he run again in 2014 for the state assem
.a. and boston and we talk about what we're working on and san francisco is one of the leaders they look up to and how to do it and we are doing things on a national scale people are taking notice of and doing that and i heard a lot of talk, and i come from the private sector so when i first got here one of the questions i got "how is government different from the private sector" from the it standpoint. it's night and day. you have hard time drawing parallels and from the private sector come to government thinking that a lot of our ideas and methods of success in the private sector are directly applicable to how we do work
know what show they are on. >> they didn't get the memo. people that drove in all the way from boston to get here, a lot of dedicated fans very excited about the concert and speaking of concerts, we do have a lot of great music coming up in the next few weeks. one direction, the big boy band, is going to be here on tuesday, november 13th, and we'll actually have more of them the following day as well. >> but that's not all, wait. there's more. we've got three more concerts thanksgiving week. flo rida will be kicking things off on monday, november 19th. kesh yeah kesha rocks the plaza the next day. this guy goes yeah, and on wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, mr. worldwide himself, pitbull. we're calling him mr. ya. >> but this morning it's all about aerosmith. natalie's got a look at the headlines. natalie? >>> all right. good morning again to you. good morning, everyone. federal officials will visit new york's staten island today which received a severe blow from hurricane sandy. nbc's andrea canning is there with more on the struggles facing the entire region. good morning, and
.c. and boston. >> reporter: with confidence sandy would come ashore south of new york city, but batter the city's airports the worst. >> sandy was coming in, were you nervous, the airline? >> no. >> reporter: because? >> not at all. because we had a plan ready to go. >> reporter: holtz set that plan into motion over the weekend, waiving change fees. and flying extra employees into new york before the hurricane struck. you caps canceled flights earli than you probably had to, but the goal was to get back up to speed once the storm passed as early as possible? >> that's a good assessment. you take it down in orderly fashion for customers and for us here in the operations center, you're able to bring it back that exact same way. >> reporter: sandy closed 15 northeast airports, including all three that service new york city. delta had canceled 1,445 flights and some passengers were upset. >> i'm trying to go to india. my mother is very sick. >> reporter: but you didn't see this image, terminals pa s pack with stranded travelers. >> one of the goals was to prevent turning the airport into this unnec
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